I have recently joined the social networking group Facebook, and have had a good time sharing information with friends that I normally don’t get much chance to converse with. In the early stages of exploring this new avenue, I added a few “friends” mostly due to the fact that they were friends of some of my actual friends. I have found that these people are the kind of folks that I would truly enjoy getting to know better.
With the recent economic downturn having a direct affect on my livelihood, I have been doing my best to be proactive about my future. I have shared a little information about my trials and tribulations online, although sparingly.
A few days ago, while checking my mail, I discovered a rather thick envelope underneath all the junk. The return address was unknown to me. Upon opening the package I found a small treasure from one of my “friends”. It was truly a great gift.
Thanks Dr. Nancy. It is very much appreciated.
My plans took an unexpected turn this evening, so I decided to catch up on some prior obligations.
I looked at my “to-do” list, and chose to make an image that will surely intimidate my competition at this October’s Rochambeau event at Burning Pram. After all, I am the one and only BP Rochambeau champion, two years running.
Watch out, Shay. You’re going down again….
(the EMFP t-shirt is just a bonus…)
A while back, Melissa, a very welcome visitor to my blog asked me why. Why I enjoy fishing. It wasn’t the most specific question, so I thought I would first clarify.
I fly fish using many methods, but always practice catch and release. I know this may seem odd to many people. It may also seem perfectly normal to others. To catch a fish on a fly is very rewarding. To keep and kill a fish caught by any means just seems senseless to me.
I have thought a lot about this, and decided I should try and explain one of my passions to what I consider an “outsider”.
I like to fly fish because:
I see it as challenge to figure out a bit of nature’s secrets, while also forcing me to watch. To take note. To remember. To plan ahead. To be prepared.
This is a hard thing for me to put into words. I hope some of my fishing buddies that I have befriended over the years can add some insight.